Category: Dunwoody Reporter

Photos: Hundreds volunteer for Dunwoody’s annual MLK Jr. Day of Service

More than 400 volunteers braved chilly temperatures on Jan. 20 to plant 200 trees and 5,000 daffodils at Brook Run Park as part of the city of Dunwoody’s annual MLK Jr. Day of Service. Partners for the fourth annual event included the Dunwoody-Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Hands on Atlanta and Trees Atlanta. Mayor Lynn Deutsch issued a proclamation to honor Jack and Jill of America, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American family organizations. The local  chapter approached the city four years and asked officials to start a Day of Service to honor...

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New GDOT maps show properties that could be impacted or demolished by I-285 top-end toll lanes project

Approximately 155 properties in Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs could be affected or demolished by Georgia Department of Transportation right of way acquisition for the I-285 top-end toll lanes project, according to new maps unveiled during a Jan. 21 open house. The draft plans show the project razing several residential and commercial structures, including some or all the Chateau Club Townhomes and possibly the swimming pool of the Georgetown Recreation Center, both in Dunwoody. Also marked for displacement are three to four buildings in the Dunwoody Village apartment complex, and two buildings in the Sierra Place apartments in Sandy...

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New Community Assistance Center branch opens in Dunwoody

A new branch of the Sandy Springs-based Community Assistance Center has opened in Dunwoody and expects to serve more than 400 families facing homelessness and hunger this year, according to officials. The new office opened Jan. 14 at 5 Dunwoody Park South, Building 5, Suite 113. The office is just north of I-285 off North Shallowford Road and is scheduled to be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The location was selected to provide access to families living in the area, especially those with no cars, according to a news release. The public is invited...

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DeKalb County delays solid waste collection for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

DeKalb County will not collect solid wastes, including garbage, recycling and yard waste, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, and will delay all curbside pickups by one day for the rest of that week. Residents who are on a Friday collection schedule will receive service on Saturday, Jan. 25. The DeKalb Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Jan. 20 and will reopen on Jan. 21 during normal operating hours. For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.com, or follow the Sanitation...

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Dunwoody forum to provide information on 2020 Census

The city of Dunwoody is teaming up with the Atlanta Regional Census Center to hold a Jan. 28 community forum to provide residents with information and answer questions about the upcoming 2020 Census. The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. It will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. “Dunwoody has formed a Complete Count Committee, and we’re working with community leaders to help spread the word about the importance of participation,” said city spokesperson Jennifer Boettcher in a news release. “This forum is designed to explain the process...

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Dunwoody, contractor settle lawsuit over Mount Vernon Road paving

A years-long dispute between the city of Dunwoody and a contractor over who should repair a cracked and sinking section of Mount Vernon Road is over after both sides decided to walk away from dueling lawsuits. The City Council voted Jan. 13 to drop its 2018 lawsuit against GS Construction after the company agreed to drop its countersuit as part of the settlement agreement. The settlement agreement, however, was contingent on Lowe Engineering, the firm the city pays for public works services, shelling out $34,000 to GS Construction. All parties involved denied liability as part of the agreement. “I’m...

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Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players to perform ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players will perform “The Glass Menagerie” in a run that begins Jan. 24 and continues through Feb. 16. The Tennessee Williams classic is about a young man, Tom, living with his controlling mother and introverted sister Laura, who lives in her own world of make-believe. Tickets are $34 ($31 seniors, $24 students). Performances are held at the Stage Door Playhouse, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. For more information, see...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Jan. 24

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane and ramp closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather. Ga. 400 ramp closures Jan. 22-25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed. Jan. 23, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed. Ga. 400 lane closures Jan. 23-25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound between Glenridge Connector and Hammond Drive, one left lane. Jan. 24, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,...

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DeKalb Commissioner Gannon announces she won’t seek another term

DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon whose district includes Brookhaven and Dunwoody announced Jan. 17 she would not be seeking another term, saying after 15 years of service it was time “for the next generation to move on up.” Gannon’s announcement was made in a written statement with the headline, “Change is coming to District 6.” The statement included a list of Gannon’s accomplishments during her tenure, projects she will continue to work on during her final term in 2020, and her decision that it was time for new blood to serve on the county’s governing body. “So, I have...

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DeKalb Schools opts for limited, temporary redistricting for Dunwoody’s Austin Elementary

In the wake of controversy over a redistricting plan for the new Austin Elementary School in Dunwoody, the DeKalb County School District has announced a significantly different, temporary version that will take effect in July. The “interim” redistricting will move 102 students from Dunwoody Elementary to Austin. The interim plan was released at a Jan. 13 DeKalb County Board of Education meeting. Ramona Tyson, the district’s interim superintendent, recommended an “Interim Redistricting Plan” intended to prepare the way for a Comprehensive Master Plan, which will be completed in the 2020-2021 school year. The Master Plan process will include a permanent...

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Sandy Springs’ Temple Emanu-El to host discussion on treatment of asylum-seekers

A Jan. 26 community event in Sandy Springs featuring many nonprofit groups and places of worship aims to raise awareness about the treatment of asylum-seekers in Georgia and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Three immigration experts will speak at the nonpartisan event, called “Bearing Witness: A Humanitarian Crisis,” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive. There will also be a “resource fair” of nonprofit organizations. The public is invited and there is no cost to attend, but registration is required by clicking here. “The goal of the day is two-fold: to shine a light on and...

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Dunwoody Police crime reports, Jan. 4-12

From Dunwoody Police incident reports dated Jan. 4 through Jan. 12. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft   4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 4, in the morning, a woman was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 4, in the afternoon, a woman was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 4, in the afternoon, a woman was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 100 block of Perimeter Center Place — On Jan. 4, in the afternoon, a man was arrested...

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